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How to change the name of document elements like “Figure”, “Contents”, “Bibliography” etc.?

In order to fix overruns I have used the following code:


I found this code, along with many other useful tips on this site.

This code works great except for one small problem:

Instead of "Contents" I now have "Inhaltsverzeichnis."

Being that my book is in English, I would like to change this to "Contents"?

How can I do this?

marked as duplicate by Peter Grill, Andrew Swann, user11232, Stefan Kottwitz Jan 14 '13 at 8:49

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The last listed language is used as default language. So if your book is in English and you have only some German text in it, then use the following intead:


Also note that \sloppy is normally not recommended because it lowers the typesetting quality. Try to write your document first without it and only try it at the end if it is really needed.

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